- California’s strict emissions requirements meant all 1980 Z28’s sold in CA came equipped with the less powerful 164hp 305ci engine, while every other state had the option for a 350ci engine
- As a result, California buyers received a $50 line item credit on their invoice to help ease the pain
- The hood featured solenoid operated flaps at the cowl end of the scoop, which would open under full throttle. This allows the engine to suck in cold, high pressure air
- Jerry Palmer, chief designer at Chevrolet, said the Z28 option was almost killed off after 1974 due to the much more successful Trans Am
- The front spoiler, designed by Palmer, was actually effective at increasing downforce
- The following year, Californians could finally order the 350ci, but it was down 15hp and could only be ordered with the automatic transmission
- The first computer controlled Camaro was in 1981, when GM debuted their Computer Command Control (CCC). This came with an electronically controlled carburetor
- Chevrolet had to write a 16 page brochure to fully explain to buyers what this new technology was, and how it worked
- First year of the solenoid operated air intake at the cowl opening of the redesigned hood scoop
- This was the final year you could order the iconic 350ci/4spd combo. The 4spd could no longer be had with the highest performing engine in the following years
- Chevy’s new halogen headlamps weren’t available until the following year (1981)
- This was the final year the Z28 was built without an ECU. 1981 saw one of Chevrolet’s earliest computer control modules, known as Computer Command Control (CCC).
- The last Camaro you could buy without a check engine light, which debuted in the 1981 model with the new computer control module
- 1980 featured a new grille, lower flare extensions over the rear wheels, and new stripes
- Runs and drives very well.
- Claimed 95% original paint
- Front bumper slightly faded
- Drive it home
- Location: Brighton, Michigan – (more photos below) – UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)
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